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The following messages of support for the NTEU national protest today were received from ACTU President Ged Kearney and Andrew Vickers, General Secretary of the CFMEU Mining and Energy Division:
Click here for the text of the open letter and the full details of the signatories.
A thousand Australian university professors and associate professors are calling on the Prime Minister to reverse ...
NSW Teachers Federation statement on cuts to university funding:
"The NSW Teachers Federation believes that the Gonski schools funding reform is long overdue and should be supported. However, cutting funding to public universities is unacceptable. We call upon the Federal Government to immediately reverse this decision.
"All levels of public education, from pre-school to tertiary, deserve additional, not less, government funding."
Improvements to funding and equity for primary and secondary school education are essential. These should not be achieved by slashing the resources available for a quality university education.
After the Government stripped $1 billion out of universities in the mid-year economic statement, the first major statement of the new Higher Education Minister Craig Emerson was to make a further $2.3 billion cuts to the sector. Around $1.3 billion of this will be borne by students – with the rest to come from an “efficiency dividend” of 2 per cent on payments to universities.
Let us be very clear: this $900 million reduction is not an “efficiency dividend”. The federal government is not our shareholder and our institutions do not have profits to distribute to them or anyone else. This change is a cut to university core funding.
The National Union of Students will be organising against the Government’s proposed $2.3 billion cuts to higher education, beginning with a National Day of Action tomorrow (Wed 17 April).
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The more than $1billion in cuts to university funding and student income support measures announced today by Treasurer Wayne Swan as part of the 2012 Mid Year Economic and Financial Outlook (MYEFO) ...
NTEU today labelled the university funding proposal by the Grattan Institute’s latest report, “Graduate Winners” as seriously flawed and potentially damaging to Australia’s ...
The National Tertiary Education Union (NTEU) congratulates all year 12 graduates and mature age applicants who have gained a first round offer of a university place for 2012.
“We particularly ...
NTEU has launched a campaign to have casual academics converted to permanent employment at campuses across the country.
The campaign was launched at a well-attended forum held at the ...
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